Alcohol-Related Licenses

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Alcohol-related businesses within the city limits must obtain certain licenses and follow regulations pertaining to their business.

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Alcohol-Related Establishment Forms

Application Checklists Fees
Liquor-by-the-Drink License
(includes Sunday and extended hours)

Checklist for liquor license (LLC/corporation)

Checklist for liquor license (sole owner)

Checklist for 3:00 AM liquor license

Checklist for Sunday liquor license

Checklist for common eating and drinking area

Checklist for a new or the sale of a Caterer’s License

$37.50 – $1,100
see below
Temporary 3:00am Liquor License

Checklist for temporary 3:00 AM liquor license

Package Liquor Store
(includes Sunday sales)

Checklist for liquor license (LLC/corporation)

Checklist for liquor license (sole owner)

Checklist for Sunday liquor license

$37.50 – $400
see below
Liquor Manufacturer, Wholesaler or Microbrewery License

Checklist for liquor manufacturer

Checklist for liquor wholesaler

Checklist for out-of-town wholesaler

Checklist for microbrewery

$200 – $675
see below
Out-of-State Manufacturing Event Permit

Non-Profit 6:00am Liquor License

Checklist for non-profit 6:00 AM liquor license

Checklist for non-profit organization registration

Non-Profit Special Event Permit see back of application $15
Downtown Entertainment District

Checklist for downtown entertainment district

Arts and Cultural District
(or event)

Checklist for arts and cultural district

Outdoor Event Permitting
(for large outdoor events) free

Food-Specific Forms for Alcohol-Serving Establishments

(See also the Health Department‘s Food Handler regulations)

Application Checklists Fees
Catering Event Permit see back of application $15
Catering Notification Permit (annual caterers’ form)

Checklist for annual catering permit

Special Event (non-profit) Permit see back of application N/A

Municipal Market Vendor Permit see back of application

Employee-Related Forms

Application Fees
Application for Employee Liquor Permit $40
Notification of Employment of a Felon N/A
Notification of Intent to Hire a Minor N/A

Miscellaneous Establishment Forms

Application Checklists Fees
Applicant XY Coordinates N/A included or $100
Density study (for proposed new tavern/package store)

Checklist for density study

Schedule P – Personal Data N/A included
Restaurant / Bar 90- Day Waiver N/A N/A
Applicant Consent for Representation N/A N/A
Change of Managing Officer

Checklist for change of managing officer


Checklist for Sidewalk Cafe for Tavern    
Expansion of existing premises (use liquor license form)

Checklist for expansion of premises

Transfer of business location (use liquor license form)

Checklist for change of location

Intent to Sell Licensed Business

Checklist for change of ownership

Change of business or license type (use liquor license form)

Checklist for change of business type

Checklist for reclassification of license

see above
Change of DBA name (use liquor license form)

Checklist for DBA name change

Change or addition of live entertainment

Checklist for live entertainment

Public Event Notification Form (requires existing liquor license) N/A N/A
Convention Trade Area 3:00am Permit 90-day Waiver N/A included
Sales-by-Drink Sunday License Waiver N/A included
Malt Liquor Waiver N/A included
Intent to store alcohol off the licensed premises

Checklist for offsite storage

Cigarette License

Checklist for cigarette license

  Checklist for cigarette wholesaler outside Kansas City, MO


Public Forms

Application Fees
Request Public Records N/A
(10¢ per copy)


Full Drink, Malt Liquor & Light Wine, and Catering Liquor License Fees

Type of License
KCMO Liquor Fees
Jackson County Liquor Fees
Check Payable to City Treasurer
Full Drink $450.00 $300.00 $750.00
Sales-by-drink Specialty
(allows sales-by-package licensee to sell or serve light wine by the drink in a serving size not to exceed 5 ounces)
$450.00 $300.00 $750.00
Extended Hours Permit $450.00 $300.00 $750.00
Extended Hours Daily Permit
(must meet consent requirement & can’t have more than 6 permits per year)
$75.00 N/A $75.00
Sunday Drink
(Neither a wine manufacturer or distiller is required to have a Sunday license if they have a retail sales-by-drink license)
$300.00 $100.00 $400.00
Malt Beverage & Light Wine Sales by Drink (
light wine is 14% or less alcohol by volume)
$75.00 $50.00 $125.00
C.O.L. License $90.00 N/A $90.00
Daily Catering (Includes Municipal Market Vendors Catering Permit) $15.00/day $10.00 per day $25.00
Annual Caterer Unlimited $1,500.00 $1,000.00  $2,500.00
Non-profit organization temporary event permit/County Festival-Picnic $15.00 up to 7 days $10.00 up to 7 days $25.00

Package, Wholesaler and Manufacturer Liquor License Fees

Type of License
Full Package $150.00 $100.00 $250.00
Malt Beverage Package
(Includes Sunday license)
$75.00 $50.00 $125.00
Sunday Package $300.00 $100.00 $400.00
Tasting License $37.50 $25.00 $62.50
Full Wholesaler License $750.00 $250.00 $1,000.00
22% or less Wholesaler License $300.00 $100.00 $400.00
Malt Beverage Wholesaler License $150.00 $100.00 $250.00
Full Manufacturer License $675.00 $200.00 $875.00
22% or less Manufacturer License $300.00 $100.00 $400.00
Malt Beverage Manufacturer License $375.00 $250.00 $625.00
Wine/Brandy Manufacturer License
(State grown produce only)
$450.00 N/A $450.00
Out of State Manufacturer Permit
(72 hours or less)
$37.50 N/A $37.50
Microbrewery License Up to $375.00
$7.50/100 barrels manufactured per year
N/A Up to $375.00

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